Wednesday, 8 July 2020

Asylum Unboxing: My Friend Pedro Special Reserve Edition [Switch].

It was my birthday yesterday! I got a few new goodies that I can’t wait to unbox and share with you all, but first of all - I’ve still to show you the final item that Special Reserve Games recently sent to us: My Friend Pedro!

This is probably the most adventurous of the artwork done on the outer boxes of the Special Reserve Editions we’ve received recently as a lot of them have the classic black box, or in the case of Gris we have a very simple pastel, albeit game appropriate design.

For My Friend Pedro, this totally fits and just makes the box stand out amazingly well. The preorder bonus item of the squishy banana is just perfectly fitting too, and I really love it when you get proper items as bonuses as it gives you a little extra to go with the game. As much as I like DLC costumes, etc. - which tend to be the go to for many game releases nowadays when it comes to preorders - I’ll take a game related physical item as a bonus any day.

This release here is numbered and limited to just 5000 copies. I’m in two minds about how I feel about this numbering system, with the number being printed on the game case inside and just having it show through a small window on the back. In one way, it makes sense as they can then just get the boxes made up and ready without having to worry about individually printing or stamping each box with a number. But the tiny window has me worrying ever so slightly about it being a weak point for the box (particularly the small piece at the bottom) and being more prone to damage. Thankfully, aside from a slight curve in one of my Editions in this area (my Hotline Miami CE), this hasn’t been too much of an issue so I’ll hold my concerns for now.

The level of detail put into the packaging here is astounding, with gorgeous embossing throughout as well as a mix between matte and spot gloss on the artwork. 

The outer artwork on the Switch game case is phenomenal, with gold line-art weaponry serving as the background for the front, making the game logo stand out well. The reverse has some of the fairly standard art, as well as the ratings info, etc. Down at the bottom, you can see the golden edition number, which we could see through the small window on the outer box.

Within the small Instruction Booklet, as with other releases we have some artwork as well as instructional information about the world of My Friend Pedro and how it plays.

I really love the simplistic style of the inner artwork, it is so cute and still looks so good on a shelf. The gorgeous shine on the gold lines on the other side still wins in my eyes though, but this is definitely a fun option.

Also included in this release is a set of six Lenticular art cards. These look fantastic, and just like with the art cards from the Gris Edition, I can’t wait to get these framed and up on display.

Lastly, we’ve got a wee sticker sheet! Just try to tell me that these stickers aren’t the most adorable things ever.

Special Reserve as a company are absolutely killing it with all these releases and I’m super excited to see what they have in store for the future. I’ll definitely be keeping an eye on their social media feeds for news, and I suggest you all do too! You can find them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as well as on their website.

Do you have any of their releases? What do you think of them?
Let us know in the comments below!

- V x

Thank you to Special Reserve Games for sending me this Edition of Minit!

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